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Kathleen O'Brien

Freelance Editor & Proofreader

Location:San Antonio, Texas, United States
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I have had a long, very successful career as an editor and have edited books and articles on a wide variety of subjects: professional, technical, and trade. In addtion to copyediting, development editing and author relations are my fortes. My relationships with authors of books Ive edited have been excellent. Most of my editorial career was with Little, Brown and Company, but currently I am a freelance editor. My resume and references follow. I would like to speak with someone in your organization after you have reviewed my resume.

Kathleen O’Brien
116 East Oakview Place, San Antonio, TX 78209
210-824-4486; E-mail:


B.A. in English, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN


June 2004-Present
Freelance writing/rewriting, development editing, copyediting, and proofreading

Freelance book projects have included, for example: (1) Concise Guide to Reading, Understanding, and Evaluating Medical Journal Articles, Beverly, MA: OEM Press; (2) Concentra Guide to Understanding Commercial Driver Certification: For Safety Officers, Human Resources and Other Administrative Personnel for Concentra Health Services, a nationwide corporation; (3) The Insider's Guide to Dementia Care by Katherine E. Goethe, Ph.D., and Martha E. Leatherman, M.D (self-published); (4) RX Fitness for Weight Loss by Julia Karlstad, M.Ed. (self-published); Affirming Diversity, 5th edition, by Sonia Nieto, Boston: Allyn and Bacon

Full-time employee of OEM Press, Beverly Farms, MA

Managing Editor and Copyeditor of The OEM Report, a monthly newsletter for occupational and environmental health professionals (doctors and nurses)

Book Development Editor and Copyeditor

Senior Acquisitions and Development Editor, Medical Division, Appleton & Lange, East Norwalk, CT (now located in Stamford, CT)

Successive editorial positions over 15 years at Little, Brown and Company, Boston

Assistant to Managing Editor, Copyeditor, Copyediting Supervisor, Spiral Manual Series Development Editor, Senior Acquisitions Editor


Currently, newsletter editor and board member, Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation, San Antonio; Co-founder of San Antonio affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure


Curtis Vouwie, Publisher, OEM Press, Beverly Farms, MA. Email:; 800-533-8046

Jane Derebery, MD, Former Vice President, Concentra Health Services; currently self-employed in Austin, TX. Email:; 210-860-9146 (cell)

Judy Kennedy, Publisher and Vice President, Whitehorse Press, P.O. Box 60, North Conway, NH 03860-0060. Former Vice President, Little, Brown and Company, Boston. Email:; 800-531-1133

Ann West, Senior Sponsoring Editor, Cengage Learning, Boston. Email:; 617-757-8376
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